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HIST 422 Modern Latin American Field: Books

Reference Books

Online Reference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains keyword searchable reference sources. Good starting point; get an overview of a topic and identify some keywords you can use to search for articles. In this database, you will find:

  • encyclopedias
  • dictionaries
  • almanacs
  • yearbooks
  • directories



The Library Catalog

Search Library Catalog to look for books throughout the entire Peninsula Library System.

To limit your search to books at Cañada College, go to Location and select Cañada College.

See something that you need at another library?  You can place a Hold to have the item sent to you within a week.

  1. select the Hold button
  2. enter your library card number
  3. enter your PIN number (the last 4 digits of your phone number).  Be sure your library card is up-to-date!
  4. select where you want the book shipped to (Cañada College).


If you don't find anything on your topic, try making a list of different keywords you might use for searching. 

For example, for drug trafficking you might try:

  • drug traffic
  • drug trade
  • drug dealers
  • war on drugs
  • smuggling
  • narco
  • narcotraficante
  • cartels

Google Book Search

Search Tip:  select "Advanced Book Search," and then "Limited preview and full view" to find books with full text online.